It was an unusual sight for a Congress defined by division and partisan paralysis. Unusual, but very welcome, especially given the issue being discussed.
There in Washington on Tuesday were Republican U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky to announce they were backing legislation by Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York to take away the power of unit commanders to decide whether to prosecute sexual assault cases and give it to experienced military lawyers ranked colonel or higher. Standing with Cruz, Paul and Gillibrand for the announcement was Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer of California.
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